This publication, published by Group 484 – Center for Migration and Intercultural Studies, and Institute for Educational Research, deals with the issue of the migration of highly skilled professionals in the geographical area of the Western Balkans. This is the first study of its kind to be published in Serbia and the first study aimed at offering an overview of state of affairs (policies, practices and personal stories) and different ways of conceptualising and dealing with the issue of “brain drain” in the Western Balkans. An important segment of this book is that it also confirms the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the issue – the authors are experts of different educational backgrounds: sociologists, economists, psy-chologists, lawyers, geographers, political scientists, and art historians.The views of research groups from the region represent the results of the project Developing Brain Gain Policies in the Western Balkans, financially supported by the Balkan Trust for Democracy and the European Fund for the Balkans. The views of the Institute for Educational Research reflect the results of the projects: Improving the Quality and Accessibility of Education in the Modernization Process in Serbia and From Encouraging Initiative, Cooperation and Creativity in Education to New Roles and Identities in Society, financed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia.
This publication will be on display at the Belgrade Book Fair, at the Ministry of Education and Scienec stand.